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Norman Shippee

Norman Shippee, Ph.D., is the Canadian Technical Lead for Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation and Senior Climate Scientist at Stantec Consulting, based in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a Climatologist with extensive research and climate risk assessment experience. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Victoria and was a postdoctoral research associate at the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. Norm has over 10 years of experience in the climate and meteorology field, through teaching, research, climate analytics and projections, risk and resiliency assessments (using Engineers Canada’s PIEVC Protocol and other methodologies that conform to international ISO standards), adaptation planning, facilitating stakeholder engagement, and workshop delivery. Additional areas of expertise include radar and satellite meteorology, forecasting, climate modelling, and assessing the impacts of extreme weather through climate forensics.

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Climate Change and Infrastructure Risk Assessment - the PIEVC Protocol

This five-week online course offered by the Climate Risk Institute and delivered by leading infrastructure and resilience experts will provide participants with information about, and practice with the PIEVC Protocol (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee), a practical tool and process that supports the systematic assessment of the risks of extreme weather and future climate in relation to public infrastructure. It is a structured procedure using standard risk assessment processes to assess and fully document the vulnerability of infrastructure to the impacts of current and future climate at a screening level, and related risks.